Michael D Higgins has served as Ireland’s ninth President since November 2011. Coming from humble roots, he rose from being “poor white trash” to a university professor, poet and is now President of Ireland.

In this week’s episode of the Clover English podcast you’ll learn:

  • How Higgins went from being a poor Limerick boy to President of Ireland
  • His attitude towards the refugee crisis and global citizenship
  • His attitude towards the climate crisis
  • Why he called someone a “w**ker” over national radio!

Make sure to download the PDF guide which comes complete with:

  • Full transcript of the show
  • Vocabulary Explanations
  • An extra article: President V Taoiseach (which explains the main differences between the Irish President and the Taoiseach – who is the leader of the Irish parliament)
  • Grammar Guide: Stative Verbs

It’s really recommendable that you download this guide, especially as I have included some audio clips from Higgins and it will be much easier for you to follow what he says if you have the guide.

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Sources used in this episode:

Higgins Christmas Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuxnczLZUQE

Higgins v Michael Graham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OWRRJh-PI

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